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Gold Warriors: America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold Hardcover – October 17, 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
The Seagraves, bestselling authors (Lords of the Rim, etc.), contend that Japan systematically looted the entire continent of Asia during WWII, seizing billions in precious metals, gems and artworks. Further, according to the authors, from war's end to the present, the looted treasure, used by President Truman to create a secret slush fund to fight communism, has had a malignant effect on American and Asian politics. The Seagraves assert that the Japanese imperial family, along with Ferdinand Marcos, every American president from Harry Truman to George W. Bush, and numerous sinister figures on the American hard right have been tainted and in many cases utterly corrupted by the loot. Postwar efforts to recover and exploit the treasure, according to the Seagraves, involved murders, dishonest deals and cover-ups. Readers who want to examine the full range of sources for this controversial account are referred in the book to the authors' Web site, where two CDs containing "more than 900 megabytes" of supporting documentation are available. But a paradox affecting conspiracy histories such as this one is the authors' frequent insistence that the malefactors have suppressed relevant evidence. Conceptual difficulties of this sort make it impossible for the lay reader to judge this book's credibility, even while one is swept up in the high-intensity story the Seagraves tell. FYI: The authors claim that in consequence of their revealing the existence of the slush fund and its resulting "global network of corruption," they have received "veiled death threats."
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Announcing they might be murdered for writing this book, the Seagraves proceed to tell an involved story about Japanese plunder from World War II that, never returned to its rightful owners, underwrites political slush funds and other financial legerdemain conducted by American and Japanese power brokers. According to the cognoscenti, some of the boodle is called the M-Fund, after the initial of a Douglas MacArthur crony who set it up; the gold behind it, in turn, was secreted in the Philippines under the supervision of the imperial Japanese family. The Seagraves, reputable authors of East Asian histories, advance considerable sourcing for their claims, some of which, however, rely precariously on the word of single individuals, while others are anonymous. It is, therefore, a challenge for the reader to decide what's true here, such as the authors' explosive assertion that Richard Nixon exchanged a political promise (returning Okinawa to Japan) for money from the M-Fund. In any event, the Seagraves' tale of treasure hunting, war crimes, and skulduggery will prompt some head scratching. Gilbert Taylor
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Top customer reviews
The author wrote of offering a 3 CD set that contained further annotations, as well as photographic and documented evidence to back up his research.
The author's link, bowstring.net shows his books and CDs, but when you click on "Buy Now", you get a prompt that says "No active store for this vendor".
The friend who recommended this book to me, has also tried to find the CDs, and was able to get the author's phone number, but it only rings...no one answers.
Do any of you own these CDs, and are you willing to sell me copies, or place them on a DVD for me?
The review by Robert David Steele says it all. His review is definitive and the only thing I can add to it, is to ask the reader "You read in the papers how we actively prosecute 90 year old NAZI clerks"? This book will CLEARLY EXPLAIN why it is that we NEVER seek out Japanese War Criminals. And why the survivors of the March to Bataan, and why the Korean "comfort" women will never be recompensed for their pain!
Our so called heroes were nothing more than crooks, murderers. gangsters who only have one interest money or in this case gold.
This book details very well known men Nixon, MacArthur, Truman , Dulles, Reed, Haig GEORGE H. W. BUSH, AND SONS ROTHSCHILDS, OPPENHEIMER, WARBURGS, ROCKEFELLERS, KISSINGER and most of other so called presidents used secrecy and power to plunder and destroy nations and people. I am ashamed to have been born in this country.
"At Morgan's Jekyll Island estate in 1910, the Robber Barons followed Warbug's game-plan to take control of ALL US currency and gold. As Warburg said at that secret meeting, it was essential not to let American citizens know the Federal Reserve was a cartel of private banks, BUT TO PERSUADE THEM THAT IT WAS A GOVERNMENT AGENCY. IN OTHER WORDS, THERE WAS NOTHING "FEDERAL" ABOUT IT, AND ALL CONTROL OF CURRENCY AND GOLD WAS "RESERVED" TO THE PRIVATE BANKSERS WHO OWNED ITS STOCK. THE MAJORITY OF THAT STOCK WAS HELD BY BANKS NOW CALLED MORGAN-CHASE AND CITIBANK."
This book details very well known corporations who used secrecy and power to plunder and destroy the good people around the world. What is hilariously called WHO'S WHO'S world wide is listed in this book.
If you want to know about your history you need to purchase and read this book.
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